anecdote
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæ.nɪk.doʊt/

Noun

anecdote (plural anecdotes)

  1. A short account of a real incident or person, often humorous or interesting.
  2. An account which supports an argument, but which is not supported by scientific or statistical analysis.
  3. A previously untold secret account of an incident.
Translations Translations
Verb

anecdote (anecdotes, present participle anecdoting; past and past participle anecdoted)

  1. (ambitransitive) To tell anecdotes (about).
    • 1879, Eustace Clare Grenville Murray, That Artful Vicar
      They were all men of the same set, knowing one another intimately, and knowing the same people; so they fell to talking and anecdoting in such pleasant wise that dinner-time approached […]
    • 1986, Elliot L. Gilbert, Best Short Stories from the California Quarterly, 1971-1985 (page 101)
      Bob anecdoted the circus he and Jimmy had seen that afternoon.



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